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Deputy Director: Environmental Management

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Claremont,
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 02/07/2021
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
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Directory Entry : Conservation and Ecology Jobs in South Africa with...The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as 'windows' to South Africa's biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a highly motivated individual to lead and manage SANBI’s spatial analyses, prioritisation and biodiversity planning programme of work including support of the integration of biodiversity priorities in policy, legislation, knowledge resources as well as strategic projects related to reducing loss of-restoration and protection of biodiversity.

The position requires a postgraduate degree in Environmental or Natural Science or an equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF 8. A postgraduate degree or equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF 9 will be an added advantage. The position also requires a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience, 4 years of which should be in the first line management/supervisory position(s).

The following competencies are required: extensive knowledge of systematic biodiversity planning products and processes relevant to environmental management;  well-rounded experience in the implementation of relevant legislation, policy, procedures, processes, knowledge-based projects, and regulatory framework; advance knowledge and understanding of  project administration, planning and organising, writing reports, developing and implementing policies and procedures, financial management, and people management skills; in-depth organisational skills, analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

The possession of a valid driver’s licence with at least one-year practical driving experience and a willingness to travel is essential.

Key Performance Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the Implementation of Biodiversity Information and Planning Division’s strategic plans;
  • Lead the development and implementation of policy, systems and procedures for ensuring that biodiversity plans are mainstreamed into environmental planning and regulatory processes;
  • Support the development of spatial biodiversity information, products and tools within SANBI that are developed to inform environmental management;
  • Manage and facilitate human capital development, change and transformation within the Unit including supporting human capital development in the field of biodiversity planning; and
  • Manage governance, risk and compliance.

Please note:

1) An application form must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for  the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered).

2) A competency assessment and skills test will be conducted as part of the selection process.+

3) Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees.

4) Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.

Contact Ms Kaashiefa Bassier on Tel: +27 (0)21 799 8878 X 8800 for any queries for purposes of clarity. Applications consisting of the completed application form, motivation letter, a concise CV, and certified qualifications are to be submitted via e-mail to recruitmentct@sanbi.org.za Postal applications must be addressed to:

Deputy Director: Human Resources
South African National Biodiversity Institute,
Private Bag X7

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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